Richard Weikart

Richard Weikart is associate professor in the department of history at California State University, Stanislaus. Before joining the faculty there he was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa. He has been a Fulbright and Gordon Prange fellow, and has written for various periodicals, including the Journal of the History of Ideas, Books and Culture: A Christian Review, and Fides et Historia. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Iowa, and his M.A. and B.A. from Texas Christian University.


Volume 70

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Guests on Volume 70: W. Wesley McDonald, on the significance of Russell Kirk’s themes of the "permanent things" and "the moral imagination"; C. Ben Mitchell, on law, wisdom, and the possibilities of pastoral guidance on bioethical decisions, and on why and how the Church should be more welcoming toward the elderly; Carl Elliott, on the medical industry’s move from healing to enhancing self-esteem and idenity formation; Richard Weikart, on the rise of "evolutionary ethics," the embrace toward ethical relativism, and the slide toward eugenics; Christine Rosen, on how and why early 20th century American religious leaders encouraged eugenics in the name of moral progress; and Dana Gioia, on the decline in literary reading in America and on the cultural loss it signifies.